A team of Extension specialists from several universities in the Upper Midwest will be performing a series of monthly webinars (from July through December) on agricultural drainage water management and drainage water quality, with the first one taking place tomorrow, July 22 at 9am.
Each of the webinars will provide best management practices for improving drainage water quality and information from multiple states across the Midwest.
The six, one-hour webinars will be held monthly at 9 am Central Time on the following Wednesdays: July 22, Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16.
Topics to be presented include: landscape-level nutrient reduction, controlled drainage, bioreactors, saturated buffers, wetlands, and sub-irrigation and the economics of drainage.
The webinars are structured to provide both the perspective of the farmer and the research/extension specialist.
The webinar instructors include ag engineers from South Dakota State, Iowa State, the University of Minnesota, Purdue, The Ohio State, the University of Missouri, North Dakota State, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois.
The first webinar, which is scheduled for tomorrow July 22, and will feature Tim Smith of Iowa and Wayne Anderson of Minnesota. They will present information on landscape-level nutrient reduction. Those wishing to participate can log in at: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/bcch/. Each person logging in to the session will need to click the “Enter as a Guest” button.
For those unable to watch, all webinars will be archived for future viewing.